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Self-phase modulation in cascaded Mach-Zehnder interferometers and its application in all-optical self-synchronization
Author(s): Min Zhang; Ling Wang; Yongpeng Zhao; Jiaohong Yan; Peida Ye
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, self-phase modulation (SPM) effect in cascaded Mach-Zehnder Interferometers (MZIs) is studied thoroughly, first in single stage and then in multi-stages. Its application in all-optical self-synchronization is proposed. The SPM effect in cascaded MZIs is strengthened by assisting semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs), making the proposal simple, integrable and needing no special marker pulses. Furthermore, corresponding system performance is examined and advice is given on the designing of key system parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5625, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II, (11 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.570424
Show Author Affiliations
Min Zhang, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Ling Wang, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Yongpeng Zhao, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Jiaohong Yan, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Peida Ye, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5625:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II
Cedric F. Lam; Wanyi Gu; Norbert Hanik; Kimio Oguchi, Editor(s)

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